Proverbs 17 :17

Proverbs 17 :17 Translations

King James Version (KJV)

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

American King James Version (AKJV)

A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

American Standard Version (ASV)

A friend loveth at all times; And a brother is born for adversity.

Basic English Translation (BBE)

A friend is loving at all times, and becomes a brother in times of trouble.

Webster's Revision

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

World English Bible

A friend loves at all times; and a brother is born for adversity.

English Revised Version (ERV)

A friend loveth at all times, and a brother is born for adversity.

Definitions for Proverbs 17 :17

Clarke's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :17

A friend loveth at all times - Equally in adversity as in prosperity. And a brother, according to the ties and interests of consanguinity, is born to support and comfort a brother in distress.

Barnes' Commentary on Proverbs 17 :17

Some take the proverb to describe (as in Proverbs 18:24) the "friend that sticketh closer than a brother:" and render: At all times, a friend loveth, but in adversity he is born (i. e., becomes) a brother.

Wesley's Commentary on Proverbs 17 :17

17:17 Was born - Was sent into the world for this, that he might comfort and relieve his brother in adversity.
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